Matthew Keeshin

Hunger Strike at a Garment Factory Gets Violent in Bangladesh

by , 08/10/14
filed under: Ecouterre

Tuba Group, Tazreen Fashions, garments, hunger strike, eco-fashion news, worker rights, Bangladesh, India, protest, fire, police, human rights,

A hunger strike ends in violence when police fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and water canons at a protest by garment factory workers in Bangladesh this past week. The raid may have ended the 11-day strike but the fight continues on and protestors are still demanding changes from the factory. After not receiving owed salary, overtime, or a bonus for three months, the workers have been protesting to change the working conditions.

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